North Tyneside volunteering update

A number of North Tyneside organisations are currently recruiting for volunteers and trustees. Volunteering is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference to a local cause and it is a…

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NE Third Sector Trends

You are invited to take part in the latest Third Sector Trends survey which is being undertaken by Durham University. Third Sector Trends is the longest running study of the voluntary,…

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Spirit of North Tyneside 2022

Each year in North Tyneside, we witness the amazing and selfless work of our residents, volunteers and the voluntary and community sector to support their communities and our most vulnerable…

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North Tyneside Community Mental Health Transformation Asset Mapping

North Tyneside’s Community Mental Health Transformation Strategy Group is developing a bold vision for transforming community mental health care for adults across the borough. As part of this work, the group…

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Living Well North Tyneside – 7 months on! 

The past 7 months has seen the new Living Well North Tyneside platform go from strength to strength, with more providers signing up to add their services, activities and events,…

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Linskill Trust to oversee Tynemouth Station Book Fairs

Linskill Trust helps write the next chapter in the life of Tynemouth Station Book Fairs Besides their regular markets, Tynemouth Station has hosted regular book fairs for almost 30 years.…

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New VCSE Hub for North Tyneside

A new innovative community hub is set to open next month in Wallsend, which will see VODA move to a new home, two years after the closure of our offices…

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Keeping your IT secure – Jackdaw Web Design

Keeping your IT secure – some hints and tips from Jackie Latham of Jackdaw Web Design It goes without saying that we are living in very uncertain times. The last…

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Living Well North Tyneside magazine

The Living Well North Tyneside partnership has published a third edition of its popular health and wellbeing magazine, packed full of information and advice specifically for people living in North…

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Going Green Together

Going Green Together is a campaign that was set up by the VONNE Climate Action Alliance (VCAA) which is made up of 17 VCSE organisations based in the North East…

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North Tyneside Holiday Activity and Food Programme

North Tyneside Council is looking for more providers to deliver activities for children in the school holidays as part of the Holiday Activity and Food Programme! If you’re delivering enriching…

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A Wellbeing Framework for the North of Tyne

The North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) , in a partnership with Carnegie UK Trust and stakeholders from across the North of Tyne have created a Wellbeing Framework to help…

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Identifying falls/frailty support in North Tyneside

North Tyneside Council alongside North Tyneside CCG are looking to map any activity that is currently being delivered by organisations or groups within North Tyneside which supports participants around falls/frailty…

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Raising awareness of Usher Syndrome

Jo Milne, founder and Chair of UK Charity Cure Usher has teamed up with Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to create an educational film which will help to raise awareness…

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COVID-19 Key Messages for North Tyneside

First published 15 December 2021 Current restrictions: Wear a face covering in shops, on public transport, and in some other public indoor settings, including in cinemas and theatres, unless you are exempt.…

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VODA’s AGM and VCSE Awards Presentation 2021

Our Annual General Meeting and awards presentation took place on Tuesday 23 November at the Linskill Centre in North Shields. This was our first in-person event since the start of…

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VODA VCSE Award Winners 2021

We are delighted to share the stories of our VODA VCSE award winners for 2021, who were presented with their prizes at our recent AGM by Dr Dave Tomson, Clinical…

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Lessons learned from regional voluntary action in a time of Covid

On 14 July 2021, VONNE hosted an online event, funded by National Lottery Community Fund and attended by organisations from across the North East, to consider lessons learned from voluntary…

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People with learning disabilities and autism encouraged to take small steps to feeling good

A music project created by people with learning disabilities and autism aims to encourage people to move more and feel fitter and healthier. Developed as part of the HowFit programme,…

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New training portal launched for voluntary organisations during Trustees’ Week

Three North East support charities have launched a new e-learning resource for trustees.  Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, Elements Training Portal has been developed by Connected Voice, North…

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National Mental Health and Wellbeing award for NT LIFE’s Ali Donkin

North Tyneside Mental Health and Wellbeing champion Ali Donkin has been awarded joint winner of the Outstanding Contribution to the Mental Health Sector’ award in the national Mental Health and…

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Befriending in North Tyneside

Age UK North Tyneside offers both in person and telephone befriending to older people in North Tyneside. Their befriending volunteers offer supportive, reliable friendships to people who would otherwise be…

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Spirit of North Tyneside Awards

Nominate your unsung local heroes for the Spirit of North Tyneside awards! Nominations are open for the Elected Mayor’s Spirit of North Tyneside Awards 2021. Organised by North Tyneside Council…

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Tyne Pass Barrierless Scheme at Tyne Tunnels

Quicker, greener journey’s using the Tyne Tunnel are soon to become a reality as the new Tyne Pass barrierless scheme comes into effect in November 2021. The modern scheme will…

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Cedarwood Trust launches The Nourish Store

Cedarwood Trust lies at the heart of the Meadowell community, and food is one of the principal themes of what they do. As part of the unveiling of their newly…

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New lease of life for old garage at Linskill

The Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust has been awarded a £140k grant from NHS North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group to convert an existing garage into a Men’s Community…

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FREE energy efficient home improvements

Would you like to reduce your energy bills? And help the environment at the same time? You, or someone you know, may qualify to have energy saving improvements installed for…

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Age UK North Tyneside pilots bereavement notification service

Age UK North Tyneside has joined forces with bereavement service Settld in a landmark agreement which will help to ease end-of-life admin stress for thousands of older people across the…

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Reflections on the final GP-led vaccine clinics

The beginning of July saw the end of the North Tyneside GP-led Covid vaccination sites. The three sites at The Parks, The Langdale Centre and the Oxford Centre were established…

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North East and Cumbria Integrated Care Systems Update

The recently published ‘Integrated Care Systems: Design Framework’ sets out the role of Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) partners in helping to tackle health inequalities and improve outcomes in…

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